Correspondence between the Home Office and the National Autistic Society concerning Talha Ahsan

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Dear Home Office,

This is a freedom of information request concerning Syed Talha Ahsan, a British citizen with Asperger syndrome who was extradited to the United States of America in October 2012.

1) Was any contact made between the Home Office and the National Autistic Society concerning Syed Talha Ahsan?

2) If the answer to question 1) is yes, which department of the Home Office and which personnel of that department had contact with which personnel of the National Autistic Society?

3) Has the Home Office seen all the evidence held by the United States in the case of Syed Talha Ahsan?

4) If the answer to question 3) is yes, was any of this evidence forwarded to the National Autistic Society?

5) Can I please have copies of any correspondence between the Home Office and the National Autistic Society concerning Syed Talha Ahsan.

Yours faithfully,

Riaz Sobrany

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Dear Mr Sobrany,

 

Thank you for your email of 10 October  in which you ask for information
regarding Syed Ahsan who was extradited to the United States in October
2012.

Your request has been handled as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Your Sincerely

 

Information Access Team

 

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John Goss left an annotation ()

My suggestion would be to send the same questions to the NAS. They do not have any allegiance to our government. The NAS response is likely to be that there has been no contact from the HO regarding Syed Talha Ahsan.

Dear FOI Responses,

Please forward this to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I consider your response to be most unsatisfactory. If Q2 is taken out then the Data Protection Act no longer applies. All I want is a straightforward yes or no answer for Q1, and a no also answers Q4 and Q5. If the answer to Q1 is yes, then please can I have copies of any correspondence between the Home Office and the National Autistic Society concerning Syed Talha Ahsan.

Yours sincerely,

Riaz Sobrany

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Dear Mr Sobrany,

 

Ref: 29264

 

Thank you for your email of 09/12/13 in which you ask for an internal
review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of 11/10/13.

 

We will aim to send a full response by 09/01/14 which is twenty working
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John Goss left an annotation ()

I wrote to NAS, who are under no obligation to respond, but they kindly let me know that they had no record of any correspondence between the Home Office and their charity. Of course, the Home Office, may know differently. In my opinion it is doubtful because, although I have been assured by a representative of the Foreign Office that Muslims are treated no differently from others, the evidence suggests otherwise. No, or very little, concern is shown for Muslims since the so-called 'war on terror' and they have become the latest apartheid victims.

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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From: Freedom Of Information Team ( IND )
Sent: 07 January 2014 16:45
To: 'mailto:[FOI #180623 email]'
Subject: FOI 29264 Internal Review

 

Dear Mr Sobrany,

Please find attached the response to your request for an Internal Review.

Kind Regards

M. Seedansingh

Information Management Services. Information Access Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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